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This is the :30 second version of the video we released last fall. This is what we plan to run on TV. Please share this with your friends and family. Donate today to help us put this on the air this fall.

Release: Dan Charleston Officially Enters Polk County Sheriff’s Race

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2015
Contact: Shane Vander Hart
(515) 321-5077

Dan Charleston Officially Enters Polk County Sheriff’s Race
The 26-Year Law Enforcement Veteran Meets Filing Deadline with the Polk County Auditor’s Office

(Des Moines, IA) Dan Charleston, a sergeant with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, has officially entered the Polk County Sheriff’s race to be the Republican challenger to incumbent Sheriff Bill McCarthy. Charleston filed his primary paperwork and signatures to appear on the Republican primary ballot on June 7, 2016.

“My first priority as Sheriff would be to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States as I strive to protect and serve the citizens of Polk County. I am a creative problem solver who will partner with the community in order to tackle the long-term problems that Polk County faces. We deserve a well-trained Sheriff’s Department, as well as, one that provides fiscal transparency and serves with honesty, accountability, trustworthiness, respect, loyalty, and fairness, and as Sheriff I would expect no less,” Charleston said.

Charleston is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement having served in the Los Angeles County (California) Sheriff’s Department, Pomona (California) Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. You can learn more about Dan Charleston’s campaign by visiting

Watch Our New Commercial!

Check out the new commercial we released today.  Please share with your family and friends to help us get the word out.  Donate today to help us put our :30 second version of the ad below on the air.

Watch the new video below:

Listen to Our Radio Ads

We have several radio ads that are now out. The first deals with traffic cameras which are nothing but a revenue source. The second ad highlights how Dan will bring fiscal discipline to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. The third ad Dan promises he will be a sheriff for all the people, and leave partisan politics out of the department. In our fourth ad Dan says he will bring a “no nonsense” approach to law enforcement as Sheriff.

You can listen to the ads using the players below. They are in the order described above.





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A Blast from the Past!

We invite you to view the debate from the last campaign with Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy and Dan Charleston.



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